Ms. Grant

January 21st, 2019

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Dear Families,

We are back in full swing in 4th Grade and starting some exciting new units! Please send in your Family Pictures for our school collage if you haven't done so already. Also, please send in your Family "Wordle" and collage photo as soon as possible!

Next week, we have some exciting activities planned for Catholic Schools Week! We would love for you and your family to join us for Mass on Sunday at 10 a.m., followed by our Open House. This is a great opportunity to visit the upper grades and see all the wonderful things our Middle School has to offer!

Please remember to check Mrs. William's class page on a weekly basis to stay up-to-date on what's happening in Math, Science, and Religion. You can visit her page by clicking here: Mrs. Williams

Also, please make sure to send a note if there is a change in your child's usual dismissal. Also, students should bring a small, healthy snack and a bottle of water to school. Thank you!

This week, students will continue reading an informational text Hurricanes! in Lesson 11 of Journeys. Students will review the way graphics enhance the comprehension of the text and we will continue to work on supporting our thinking with text evidence. We are also working on paired passages and analyzing texts through close reading. There is no Reading Response due this week. Instead, students are working on close reading by analyzing paired passages and looking at their similarities and differences.

We are starting the new year with an exciting new writing unit - poetry! I was so happy to see the excitement in our students with starting this unit, and I can't wait to see their creativity and imagination shine! Just as we did with our personal narrative writing unit, we will continue to learn from mentor authors and poets. This week, we will continue working on similes and metaphors, repetition, and alliteration.
I invite you to share any favorite poems and/or poets with your child so we can analyze and learn from them in class.
There is no Spelling Quiz this week.

Social Studies:
In Social Studies, we are starting our unit on European Exploration and the colonization of New York State. Students will work in stations to learn about the colonization of New York by the Dutch. Students will have a test on the Dutch Colony (New Netherland) on Wednesday 1/30.

Homeroom Reminders:
-Mass and Open House on Sunday 1/27
-Please bring in family photos and "Wordle" to help us prepare for Catholic Schools Week!
-Please bring in donations for the Heavenly Hats Fundraiser.

Special Schedule:
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Library
Wednesday - Spanish & Gym
Thursday - Computer
Friday - Art

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at school (516-432-8900) or e-mail me at



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